2016 Wildlife Resolutions

Unlike 2015’s mad year of 25 wildlife resolutions (due to turning 25), I am only going to aim for the more logical 16 resolutions for 2016.

Wildlife To See

  • See 4 new species of butterfly, including Swallowtail & Black Hairstreak.
  • See and identify 5 new species of hoverfly.
  • Reach 200 on my bird life list (161 at the end of 2015).
  • Reach 500 on my moth life list (209 at the end of 2015) by BirdFair 2016 – as challenged by Dominic Couzens at BirdFair 2015.
  • Reach 1500 on my pan-species list (769 at the end of 2015).
  • Take part in BSBI’s New Year Plant Hunt.

Things To Do

  • Submit application to give a talk(s) at BirdFair 2016.
  • Publish an article in a major wildlife magazine. – as challenged by Matt Williams. 
  • Explore NT Wimpole Estate.
  • Visit RSPB Minsmere.
  • Visit NT Wicken Fen.
  • Get at least one of the birds in my freezer taxidermied.
  • Sort and submit all my 2015 wildlife records.
  • Organise an event for AFON.
  • Dissect and identify the dead moths in my freezer / dead insect pots.
  • Start my own collection of pinned insects.